July newsletter


We just sent out our July News from Dunbar Gardens. Every couple of months or so, we mail out a listing of events and classes. Most of the information is available on Dunbargardens.com, but the newsletter provides a concise format. If you would like to join our list, simply send an email to news-subscribe@dunbargardens.com. You will receive an automated email asking you to verify your subscription. Here is the main part of the recent mailing:

Upcoming Events

Skagit Artists Together Studio Tour:  July 18 & 19, 10am – 6pm. 6th annual juried studio tour with 28 selected artists opening their studios and workshops for a weekend to visitors. At Dunbar Gardens you can see Katherine’s baskets, a demonstration of willow basketry, our willow fields, and our market garden. Bring some friends and make a day of it; maps are on line or available at each location.

Celebrate Skagit Art at the La Conner Seaside Gallery: July 17 – 26, 112 Morris Street in La Conner. Katherine will be at the opening artist reception Saturday, July 18, 6:30 – 8:30 pm. Annual art show sponsored by Skagitonians to Preserve Farmland and held in conjunction with the SAT tour. Check out Katherine’s piece at the show; probably the only value-added farm product entered!

Garden GA-GA Skagit:  Friday, August 21, 4-9pm at Juntunen Farm and Gardens, 18091 Burkland Road, Mount Vernon. Katherine was just invited to this joint effort between Skagit Artists Together, Museum of Northwest Art, Mount Vernon Chamber of Commerce, Children’s Hospital Guild of Skagit County, and EDASC. This event is a garden party with artists in action, live music, wine and beer garden, food, and tours of the beautiful Juntunen gardens with proceeds to benefit Seattle Children’s Hospital. Katherine will be demonstrating willow basketry and selling her work as part of this celebration. Tickets must be purchased before August 14. Contact Debi at EDASC 360-336-6114 or see the web link.

Fall Collection 2009, Dewey Beach Artists at The Depot Arts Center:  September 4 through 26, 611 R Ave., Anacortes, WA. Katherine has been invited to be a guest artist with the Dewey Beach artists group at their annual show at The Depot Arts Center. The gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday; check their website for the list of artists, hours, and map.

Willow Basketmaking Classes with Katherine Lewis

There are still spaces available in all of the class dates. Classes are two days; from 9am to 5pm. Class size is limited to 10. Cost is $165 per student which includes materials. There is a registration form on the website. Or you can send us your contact info (name, address, email, telephone) along with a $35 deposit per class session. See the website for more details.